SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FRESHMEN

Specific Major Scholarships

Agriculture

Scholarship Amount

Gary and Donna Doppenberg Animal Science Scholarship

The Doppenbergs fund this scholarship for students intending to major in agriculture with an emphasis in animal science and large animal nutrition. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA.

Additional Information:
This scholarship is not automatically renewed each year, however a recipient may reapply as a continuing student each year and will be considered equally with the other continuing student applicants. Scholarship references should address the applicant’s career interests in the animal science field of study. A total of 4 scholarships are available each year for incoming freshmen and/or continuing students.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,500

Ralph Jennings Memorial Agriculture Scholarships

Jeanne Jennings has established these scholarships In memory of her husband. These scholarships are available for incoming freshman students who intend to major in agriculture. A 3.00 cumulative GPA is required. Two scholarships are available.

Additional Information: Not renewable.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,500

Ronald & Mary Braskamp Freshman Agriculture Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by Ronald & Mary Braskamp to encourage a student who wants to major in agriculture. Applicant must be accepted in good academic standing at Dordt College.

Additional Information:
All eligible students accepted for admission by March 15 will be automatically considered for this scholarship. This scholarship is not renewable.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000

Trans Ova Agriculture Scholarship

Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA and plan to major in agriculture or animal science. Preference is given to students demonstrating special interest in swine management.

Additional Information: Not renewable.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,200

Vermeer Charitable Foundation Agriculture Scholarship

This scholarship was established to encourage outstanding high school senior students to attend Dordt College for a degree in agriculture. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of academics and career goals, along with leadership potential and involvement in agricultural projects.

Additional Information:
Renewable for an additional three consecutive years provided the recipient maintains a 3.00 cumulative GPA and continues majoring in an agriculture field.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,500

Business

Scholarship Amount

American State Bank Business Scholarship

American State Bank in Sioux Center established this scholarship for students who intend to major in accounting or business administration. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA .

Additional Information:
Renewable for an additional three consecutive years provided the recipient maintains acceptable academic standing and continues as an accounting or business administration major. References should address the applicant's abilities and potential in the fields of accounting or business administration.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,000

John and Frances Bonnema Memorial Business Scholarships

Mr. and Mrs. Bonnema established several scholarships to encourage Dordt College students in various majors. This scholarship encourages students to demonstrate Christian commitment and principles in the area of accounting or business administration. A 3.00 cumulative GPA is required. Two scholarships are available.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should address the applicant's ability to excel in the field of business.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,100

Communication

Scholarship Amount

Herbert and Bernace Korthuis Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Korthuis established this scholarship program to encourage students majoring in communication or digital media productions to select Dordt College as the place to receive their Christian higher education degree. Applicants must be accepted in good academic standing.

Additional Information:
This scholarship is not automatically renewed each year; however a recipient may reapply as a continuing student each year and will be considered equally with the other continuing student applicants. References should address the applicant's ability to excel in the field of communication or digital media productions.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,000

TEL Christians in Media Scholarship

This scholarship program was established to encourage students majoring in communication or digital media productions. Applicants must be accepted in good academic standing.

Additional Information:
This scholarship is not automatically renewed each year; however a recipient may reapply as a continuing student each year and will be considered equally with the other continuing student applicants. References should address the applicant's ability to excel in the field of communication or digital media productions.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,000

Education

Scholarship Amount

Chris Geels Teacher Education Scholarship

The family of Chris Geels funds this scholarship for an incoming freshman student with definite intentions to major in teacher education. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Preference may be given to Western Christian High School (Hull, Iowa) graduates.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should address the applicant’s potential as a classroom teacher.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,000

Frieling Teacher Education Scholarship

Funded by Robert Frieling to encourage a student who wants to major in education. Preference will be given to an applicant with a teaching emphasis in Math. Applicant must be accepted in good academic standing at Dordt College.

Additional Information:
All eligible students accepted for admission by March 15 will be automatically considered for this scholarship. This scholarship is not renewable.

Application: No Application Form Required

$2,000

John and Frances Bonnema Memorial Teacher Education Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Bonnema established several scholarships to encourage Dordt College students in various majors. This scholarship encourages students to demonstrate Christian commitment and principles in the area of teacher education. A 3.00 cumulative GPA is required. One scholarship is available.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should address the applicant's potential as a teacher.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,100

Pamela Adams Teacher Education Scholarship

A Pamela Adams Teacher Education Scholarship is funded in honor of the many years Dr. Adams has dedicated to Dordt College, especially the teacher education department. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA and intend to major in teacher education.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should address the applicant’s potential as a classroom teacher.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,000

Engineering

Scholarship Amount

Charles Adams Engineering Scholarship

A Charles Adams Engineering Scholarship is funded in honor of the many years Dr. Adams has dedicated to Dordt College, especially the engineering department. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA and intend to major in engineering.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should address the applicant’s potential for a career in the field of engineering.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,000

Innotec Engineering Scholarship

Innotec Corporation from Zeeland Michigan funds this scholarship for an incoming freshman student who intends to major in engineering. A 3.00 cumulative GPA is required. Preference may be given to applicants who are Michigan state residents.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should address the applicant's ability to excel in the field of engineering.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,000

Lyle and Marlene Bleeker Engineering Scholarship

Lyle and Marlene Bleeker from St. Paul, Minnesota established this scholarship program to encourage Dordt College students majoring in engineering. Applicants must be incoming freshmen students with a minimum 3.00 cumulative high school GPA; special preference may be given to female applicants.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should address the applicant's ability to excel in the field of engineering.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,000

Smickley Scholarship for Engineering

The Smickley Family Foundation established this scholarship for an incoming freshman engineering major. This scholarship when added to other gift aid (merit-based and federal/state grants) will cover up to full tuition costs or a maximum of $7,500/year, whichever amount is smaller. Financial need can be taken into consideration when awarding this scholarship.

Additional Information:
Renewable for an additional three consecutive years provided the recipient maintains a 3.00 cumulative GPA and continues majoring in engineering.

Application: Click here for a printable application

Varies

Vermeer Charitable Foundation Engineering Scholarship

This scholarship was established to encourage outstanding high school senior students to attend Dordt College for a degree in engineering. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of academics and career goals. First preference will be given to applicants who are interested in agricultural engineering projects.

Additional Information:
Renewable for an additional three consecutive years provided the recipient maintains a 3.00 cumulative GPA and continues majoring in engineering.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,500

English

Scholarship Amount

Hester Hollaar Literary Studies Scholarships

These scholarships were established with a gift from the estate of Hester Hollaar who was the Dordt College Head Librarian from 1964 to 1982. Applicants must intend to major in a literary studies area, which is defined as any English major or any classical or modern language major. Three scholarships are available.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should address the applicant’s potential as an English major or modern or classical language major.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,000

History

Scholarship Amount

Bob & Lois Vermeer Endowed Scholarship For History & Social Sciences

Bob & Lois Vermeer have funded this scholarship to give recognition and encouragement to students interested in majoring in history, psychology, or the social sciences. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA in order to apply.

Additional Information:
One scholarship is available which may be renewed for an additional three consecutive years, provided the recipient maintains a cumulative 3.00 GPA and continues in the major specified on their application and they must also be in good standing with the college.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,000

Kuyper/History Scholarship

Rockne and Joan McCarthy established this scholarship program for an incoming freshmen student who intends to major in history and participate in the Kuyper Scholars Program.

Additional Information:
This scholarship can be renewed for the recipient's sophomore year, provided the recipient continues to major in history and remains in the Kuyper Scholars Program.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,000

Mathematics

Scholarship Amount

Henry Van Klaveren Memorial Math Scholarship

This scholarship was created by Florence Van Klaveren in memory of her husband Henry to encourage students who intend on pursuing a major in a mathematical field. Applicants must be in good academic standing when applying.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,500

Nursing

Scholarship Amount

Gloria Kamps Zylstra Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is funded in memory of Gloria Kamps Zylstra. This scholarship is for an incoming freshman student who intends to major in nursing. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Students involved with music, athletics or other co-curricular activities may be given special consideration.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should address the applicant's ability to excel in the field of nursing.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,000

Pre-Seminary/Youth Ministries

Scholarship Amount

Chris E. Haan Memorial Scholarship for Pre-seminary Students

Students who intend to follow a pre-seminary course of study are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA.

Additional Information:
Renewable for an additional three consecutive years dependent on the annual review of the theology department. References should address the applicant's commitment to the Lord and suitability for service as a future minister or missionary of the Word.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,000

H & H Van Klaveren Youth Ministries Scholarships

Henry and Helen Van Klaveren of Modesto, California fund these scholarships for incoming freshman students who intend to major in theology with a youth ministries emphasis. Applicants must also have a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Two scholarships are available.

Additional Information:
Not renewable. References should address the applicant's ability to excel in the field of youth ministry.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$2,500

Social Work

Scholarship Amount

John and Frances Bonnema Memorial Social Work Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Bonnema established several scholarships to encourage Dordt College students in various majors. This scholarship encourages students to demonstrate Christian commitment and principles in the area of social work. A 3.00 cumulative GPA is required. One scholarship is available.

Additional Information:
Not renewable.

Application: Click here for a printable application

$1,100